Three "criminals" were killed in separate incidents of "gunfight" with law enforcers in Barishal, Feni and Mymensingh districts early Sunday.
In Barisal, an unidentified member of a "robber gang" was killed in a reported gunfight with a team of detectives at Bottola Bazar in Dakhshin Char Aicha village in the Sadar upazila.
Nurul Islam, PPM, officer-in-charge of Kaunia Police Station, said being tipped-off that a gang of robbers was taking preparation for committing robbery in the area, a team of detectives conducted a drive there around 3am, reports UNB.
When the team reached the spot, the gang members opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, police said.
At one stage, the robber gang fled the scene. Later, the law enforcers recovered the body from the spot.
Police also recovered a pipe gun, two sharp weapons and eight rounds of bullets from the spot, the OC added.
Besides, Sub-inspector Rafiq and two constables Rafiq and Hafiz were injured during the ‘gunfight’.
In Feni, a suspected drug and firearms trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Pathan Nagar of Chhagalnaiya upazila early Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Alamgir Hossain Bhuiyan, son of late Abdus Salam Bhuiyan of Paschim Pathan Gor area.
Alamgir was accused in nine cases including that of drugs and arms filed with Chhagalnaiya Police Station, said M Morshed, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Acting on secret information that Alamgir was staying in an abandoned house in the village, a team of law enforcers conducted a drive there around 1 am.
Sensing the presence of police, the drug traders opened fire on law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, that triggered the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police found the bullet hit body of Alamgir there. Later, he was rushed to Feni Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered one pistol, three round cartridges, 1000 pieces of Yaba tablets and 100 bottles of Phensidyl from the house.
In Mymensingh, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Gonshar intersection in the town around 2:30 am.
The deceased was identified as Rajiul Hasan Biplob, 45, son of late Billal Hossain, and was accused in several cases.
Ashikur Rahman, officer-in-charge of district detective branch of police, said that being tipped off, a team of detectives conducted drive in the area.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on them, prompting police to retaliate, triggering the gunfight that left Biplob bullet injured.
Later, Biplob was rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.